The Humane Society of the United States

Rating: 2.97 stars   342 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 2100 L Street, NW Washington DC 20037 USA

Mission: The Mission of The Humane Society of the United States is to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals, including people, through education, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion.
Results: -We passed a bill in Congress making interstate dogfighting and cockfighting a federal felony -We worked with law enforcement agencies to bust abusive puppy mill operations -We continued to investigate and combat Canada’s gruesome hunt of Atlantic harp seals, and our boycott of Canadian seafood now has the support of more than 1,000 restaurants and food businesses and 300,000 individuals -We persuaded the National Institutes of Health to ban the new breeding of chimpanzees for research -We provided hands-on care to thousands of animals at our network of sanctuaries and wildlife centers -We responded to the wildfires in southern California, and helped save more than 1,000 animals—dogs, cats, horses, goats, and others -We passed the first bill in a state legislature to outlaw cruel confinement of farm animals when Oregon banned gestation crates for breeding pigs -Food industry leaders like Burger King, Wolfgang Puck, and Compass Group adopted ground-breaking humane reforms advanced by The HSUS -Our efforts persuaded leaders in the fashion industry such as Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, and Foot Locker to go fur-free, and other designers and retailers such as Burlington Coat Factory to drastically reduce the amount of fur they sell -We passed two precedent-setting bills in the New York state legislature to require accurate labeling of all fur garments, and ban the electrocution of animals in fur factories -We passed state legislation in Illinois to ban horse slaughter -We continued passing laws to ban Internet hunting, with 34 states now prohibiting the practice -In Congress, we secured language in the Senate Interior Appropriations bill to stop the imports of polar bear trophies killed by sport hunters in the Arctic -We won court victories to protect endangered right whales from being harmed by fishing longlines, to stop invasive research on Steller sea lions, and to protect wolves and Canada lynx -Our Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) program provided more than 30,000 medical treatments to animals in remote areas of the country often underserved by veterinarians -We helped pass 86 new animal protection laws in state legislatures in 2007, a record year
Target demographics: mostly women ages 40-50
Geographic areas served: USA and beyond
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 53-0225390
202-452-1100
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The scope of the work done by HSUS is simply amazing. Not only do they provide training and resources for small local shelters - like the one I manage, they also tackle the larger issue of animal cruelty in industries around the world. They are by far the largest, most effective animal welfare group that you could donate to. I have always been impressed with my HSUS State Rep who goes above an beyond in a state where animal welfare ranks low in priority for our legislators.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Great charity led by Mr. Pacelle. I have to wonder at the negative comments here about no kill shelters contributions, etc. and the efforts to discredit this organization. What is really going on?

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

(Actually, Client NOT SERVED!! And I would rate it no star at all if that was an option)

I called the HSUS back east directly concerning two decent, usable wild mustangs that had nowhere to go but the auction unless I found an option. They have a 1200 acre horse preserve fairly local here in Southern Oregon. They had it filled to capacity with domestic horses they had rescued from PMU farms in Canada, so there was nowhere for these 2 poor local mustang mares to go. There have been many horses I have retrained and rehomed in the last 5 years when people dumped their horses. Where is the HSUS when the real crap goes down? Not helping any actual Oregon horses, that is for sure!! I got on the phone for literally days and finally found a wonderful woman near Redmond, OR who took them in for training and rehoming. This was a 6 hour haul, and to the "preserve" was 2 1/2 hours from where the horses were located. The HSUS is an scamming organization with the goal of ALL creatures having more rights than humans and an agenda of the goal of all humans forced to be vegans. DO NOT DONATE TO THIS GROUP! See this link: http://humanewatch.org OK...I feel better...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

see above

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Eliminate it...

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

How did you find this group?

Internet/by reputation

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

To root out scamming, dishonest groups

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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